Love you all, praying for you.
This morning on my Daily Call, Dave put into words what I’ve been experiencing for years. God brought him back to his PRISM from yesterday. He said, “The LORD added another layer.” And I totally ‘got it.’ The same thing happens to me! In fact, sometimes a day or two later, God will tell me to SOAP out the same verse that I did just a couple of days ago, but give me a completely different O: Observation – to go with it. Revelation that reveals a completely different set of truth from the exact same verse!
It makes sense. He says His Word will never come up empty (or product zero results). And that includes no matter how many times you read it or come back to it. God recently told me to add a habit to my core habits each day. He called it. REVISIT. Every morning, I go back to what I wrote for PRISM from yesterday in my Conversation Log, and I highlight my Conversation Log PRISM with PiVAT Highlighters -with the same color code I use with PiVAT Highlighters in my Bible.
PiVAT Highlighters - Good stuff in yellow, something that was clearly the Holy Spirit revealing – in blue. My S.O.A.P. (P:Prayer) in pink, money in green, and anything specifically for me to obey – in orange. So my PiVAT Highlighters reinforce what God was trying to teach me yesterday.
It has made such a difference! Its like reseeding the Word. I don’t just want God to reveal new things to me each day during my PRISM time in His Word… I want what He reveals – to become a part of my character, my nature, my habit, my thought process, and my word process – as I use my mouth to fill my heart. My REVISIT every morning to highlight yesterday’s PRISM is really helping me. Thankful that God revealed such a simple step that yields such great results.
One other key thing – as God leads your SOAP. The wording is so important! If the devil can’t stop you from doing PRISM – he will try to get you to do it with your mind! Rather than by the Holy Spirit through your spirit. SOAP isn’t just scripture, observation, application, and prayer… The devil wants to get people to try to do SOAP with their mind… Just pick a verse, put down what you think it means (your opinion about it). Summarize your thoughts, and then pray over your opinion. That’s not S.O.A.P. ! That is not what God intended for SOAP! He doesn’t want you to do the ‘natural version’ of SOAP! He wants you to do the Holy Spirit version!
PRISM - It’s a learning to listen thing! SOAP is not a mental exercise! That’s just what the devil will try to make it – no power in that… The Pharisees knew the Bible, they could recite it, but in their minds they were blinded from the truth. Jesus said He would ask the Father, and He will send the Holy Spirit who will “lead you into all truth.” That’s PRISM! And show you things to come… That’s PiVAT!
The key to SOAP is not just knowing what the letters mean, but asking the right question for each section. The wording is important! SOAP is not just an acronym, it’s the question you ask – which distinguishes between your natural mind, and the Holy Spirit’s voice.
S. “God – what verse do you want me to study further? Wait for Him to answer. He will.
O. “God – what do you want me to see that I have never seen before? Wait for Him to answer. He will.
A. “God – what do you want me to DO, now that you have shown me this? Wait for Him to answer. He will. Write it Down.
P. “God – help me, I can’t do this myself…” Ask for His grace to help you do! everything He just showed you. Let your request be made known to God.
SOAP isn’t a mind exercise, it’s a hearing the Holy Spirit with your spirit exercise. God’s verse is not your verse, God’s observation is not your observation or opinion, God’s application for you is not your application for you, even God’s prayer for you is not your prayer… It takes the Holy Spirit to reveal these things.
Praying for you all, that you would REVISIT the PRISMs God has you revisit – that He would add new layers, that you will ask the right questions of SOAP so you do PRISM with your spirit, not your mind. And I’m praying that your testimony every day will help you and a friend grow like crazy daily in the blessing God has for you.
Love you all,
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